Bayern Munich immediately made it clear how the relations are in the Bundesliga. Der Rekordmeister minced Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt at the start of the season: 1-6.
With the reigning German champion, Matthijs de Ligt, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui started on the bench. For Sadio Mané, trainer Julian Nagelsmann did provide a starting position. Mario Götze appeared at the kick-off on behalf of Frankfurt, just like Filip Kostic, among others. However, the ex-PSV‘er will not have had much fun returning to the Bundesliga.
Bayern reigned supreme and opened the score after just four minutes. Joshua Kimmich did that brilliantly: he surprised Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp by not giving up a free kick, but placing it in the short corner in one go. After ten minutes, it was already 0-2, after Frankfurt couldn’t get the ball away and Benjamin Pavard worked in. When Mané drew for 0-3 after half an hour, a monster score seemed to be in the works. Just before, Thomas Müller hit the pole.
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Bayern did not seem to plan to take back gas. Tastemaker Jamal Musiala struck in the counterattack and shortly before the break Gnabry knocked the ball past Trapp: 0-5. Incidentally, the home team had one big chance before the break, but Jesper Lindstrøm shot off one-on-one with Manuel Neuer. In the second half, the experienced goalkeeper still lent a hand. He stood far ahead of his goal and choked on the ball, taking advantage of Randal Kolo Muani.
Bayern also liked it and finished the game. Gravenberch collapsed after 57 minutes, De Ligt and Mazraoui followed eight minutes before time. They then saw Musiala set the crown on an excellent performance: 1-6.